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Monday, March 22, 2010

A Strange Weekend

This was the last weekend of Caleb's Spring Break and I wanted to surprise him. His favorite color is red, so when I found this Red Velvet Cake recipe a couple of weeks ago, I knew I'd want to make it for him. I've never made a Red Velvet Cake and to be perfectly honest, I don't know if I've ever even had a piece to eat, but the gorgeous color (and the fact that it was cake) lured me in. Here it is all finished. I'm not a professional (or even an amateur) cake decorator, but I can do little fluffy swirly things with frosting!

And here's what the inside of the cake looks like. Which of course made me realize that this would be the perfect cake for a True Blood season premiere party. (I guess you could use it for a Twilight party too, if you're into vampires that don't have fangs and sparkle*) Oh, and Caleb, who I made the cake for? Didn't like it. I think he might be part cat - the more work you put into something, the less he's interested in it. I thought it was great and the frosting is to die for - of course anything with two sticks of butter, a brick of cream cheese and enough powdered sugar to turn the entire kitchen white is a winner.

To continue the strange, we had snow here again. Around 2 inches of snow. I don't know what the date is where you are, but it's late March here and this is the Dallas area. Snow isn't really in season right now. I didn't get a picture of it before it melted, but we had lump birds, puffed up to the size of small chickens, sitting by our front door for hours. I don't know what they were doing there, maybe it was out of the wind, but it was a little creepy looking out the door (we have a window in the door and I took this picture through that) and seeing the lumps, just sitting there. Very strange. It was a good thing the Porch Dragon was out there, protecting us. Fortunately, Caleb didn't want to chase them this weekend.

*I've read the Twilight book and didn't really enjoy it. I actually thought the movie was better, but found the sparkles and no fangs thing a little disturbing. I'll probably continue watching the movies of the series because it is a vampire series (and I love vampire movies), but I think if it came down to Sheriff Eric and Edward, Mr. Sparkles is going down. Just my opinion, and this is all fictional of course.



Blogger danièle said...

But... did you like the cake yourself ? :0)

10:04 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

It's a toss up whether my fav is red velvet or yellow cake. And honestly, it's more cake for you now! :-) I stopped reading about vampires after the second Anne Rice novel but my friend loves Eric.

10:19 AM  
Blogger WikiBobo said...

Lump birds? They look like pigeons to me, but the ones I have look kinda lumpy too. They definitely sit like that when they're freezing.

Sorry about the snow. We had 70-degree days this weekend in northern VA! Gorgeous after the three blizzards this winter.

Cake. Yum. Better have lunch so I can have some cake!

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Jan said...

Those are mourning doves, and they do a lot of 'sitting around like lumps'.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

The cake looks great. Our office manager made red velvet cupcakes for the office for valentines day. My first time having them.

I'm with you on the Twilight series. I actually made it through the first 3 books borrowed from a friend who is a fan of them. It was funny though that she didn't like number 3 and I didn't either. She hasn't been able to finish number 4 and I told her not to rush as I really don't want to read it.

I love the Sookie books though.

6:33 PM  
Anonymous Marge said...

I made that cake and loved it also, and I'm one of the few people I know who couldn't finish the Twilight books or movies...so there you have it. (I think it is good thing when there is more cake for me!)

12:35 AM  

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